questionschallenge: find me an external blu-ray/dvd driveā€¦

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It looks like you have the cheapest (except below) one that I can find, I found one at Tiger Direct's ebay store that beats Amazon's price (actually Circuit City) with free shipping ($49.99): http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polaroid-BD162-External-Black-Blu-Ray-Drive-/350529565466#vi-content

Here is a nobrand (Everpower) for $49.00 with free shipping: http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-TS-LB23L-Blu-Ray-Player-Laptop-External-USB-DVD-RW-Burner-Drive-/230741283022#ht_5056wt_984 (I'd pick the one you found)

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Polaroid is not a brand name in the way Panasonic or Sony is. Polaroid sold/sells the name to other vendors.

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@abramokids: I knew it probably wasn't as good, but I didn't know it sold/rented out it's name. I figure (hope) it would be better than Everpower, which I never heard of.

As a side note, just because it's a cheap brand doesn't always mean it won't do what it was made to do.

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Polaroid TV's are crap. Don't think I would buy a drive with the Polaroid name.

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Here are a few of the External Blu-Ray Drives that I found and would recommend. There are much better drives than this, but they can reach prices of $120 and up. Any cheaper than the following drives and you are headed into the no brand items that are of low quality. Here you are:

Polaroid BD162 External Black Blu-Ray Drive - $49.99 + S/H
http://www.pcrepairshop.org/all-12954861,172463-B004EVLXL6-Polaroid_BD162_External_Black_.html

ASUS Computer International Direct External Blu-Ray 6X Combo BDXL Support SBC-06D2X-U (Black) - $79.76 + S/H
http://www.pcrepairshop.org/all-541966-B007581HB6-ASUS_Computer_International_Di.html

Samsung SE-406AB/RSBD External BlueRay USB 2.0 Combo Optical Drive - $86.45 + S/H
http://www.pcrepairshop.org/all-541966-B005HN0UUU-Samsung_SE_406AB_RSBD_External.html

ASUS USB 2.0 6xBlu-Ray Combo External Optical Drive SBC-06D1S-U (Black) - $94.53 + S/H
http://www.pcrepairshop.org/all-12954861,172463-B003A7X7WI-ASUS_USB_20_6xBlu_Ray_Combo_Ex.html

Thank you...

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@abramokids: I honestly do not know, I just wanted to make sure you were not buying it because of the Polaroid name.
I found all about the Polaroid brand name when my Polaroid DVR died.

Have you considered an enclosure and an internal drive?

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@caffeine_dude: I thought about it for like 10 seconds. I wouldn't have room for an internal in my already stuffed laptop case :/